Potemkin wrote:"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." - Henry Kissinger.
Looks like you agree with the internationally wanted war criminal Henry Kissinger, Atlantis.
Democracy means obeying the will of the uneducated and uninformed masses, even if that will flies in the face of all reason and logic. Anything less than that is not democracy. What you have described is what Vladimir Putin has called a "managed democracy", in which the state carefully guides and 'educates' the people as to what they should want. And as a last resort, if the state loses confidence in the people, it can dissolve them and choose a new people to rule over, as Bertolt Brecht sardonically observed.
Where did I say we should amass a huge army to invade the UK/US to bring the populists to heal, Pot?
You put words into my mouth I would never utter.
No democracy is completely unguided; thus, depending on the state of a country, a "guided democracy" as in Putin's Russia may indeed be the best solution for a time to prevent chaos and upheaval. That may even be more democratic than the deep-rooted subversion of democracy by the plutocracy of your country or the US.
Clearly, imposing your abstract notion of democracy on country's that are not adapted to it, like tribal societies in Afghanistan, is at the root of the problem. Anyways, the aim is imperial conquest and not altruistic.
You define an abstract model of a system, be it democracy or be it socialism, and then decree that all people have to comply with it. That dear Pot, is the imperialism of the mind, which is at the root of all evil.
The real world is infinitely complex and will never submit to your simplistic models. Thus each situation requires a different approach. Moreover, politics like life is dynamic; ie. the presumed intention of pursuing a particular goal, such as democracy, may turn into its very opposite in real life. In reality, the populists negate democracy while paying lip-service to it. You are trying to sell us a dead cat in a sack.